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YOU CANNOT ESCAPE DIVINE ENDORSEMENT

AKA “THE ARGUMENTS ANTI KJV PEOPLE HAVE NEVER BEEN ABLE TO REFUTE”

 

 

Copyright August 27, 2005 12:58 AM CST

By Dr. Michael J. Bisconti

 

 

 

Whether you believe the King James Bible is perfect (flawless) or just the best English translation of the Bible or just a good translation of the Bible or the worst translation of the Bible:

 

You cannot escape divine endorsement.

 

In other words, at some point, you must believe that God “put his stamp of approval” on some Bible.  This being the case, this “approved Bible” would have to be either perfect or imperfect.  If you say this Bible is perfect, you cannot reject the perfection of the King James Bible on the grounds that “no Bible is perfect.”  If you say God’s approved Bible is imperfect, you are, then, indirectly admitting that the King James Bible cannot be rejected because (according to you) it is imperfect.  You would, then, have to prove that the King James Bible, though imperfect (according to you), is not the best English translation of the Bible.  This would begin a different debate, which we know we would win.  But let us stick to the present debate.  Continuing where we left off, if you are saying that God’s approved Bible is perfect, then, you are contradicting the principles that you are using to oppose the King James Bible.  In this case, all of your opposition to the King James Bible is invalidated and the King James Bible stands unopposed.

 

Furthermore, if you believe the King James Bible is imperfect and you are right, then, you would have a huge problem to solve.  The problem would be this (if you were right):

 

All translations of the Bible have been demonstrated to contain errors.

 

Since you reject the King James Bible, this would mean that you have no Bible.  Now you will possibly declare, “Ah, we have the original languages Bible to turn to.”  No, we’re sorry, you don’t.  Using the same PRINCIPLES that lead you to reject the King James Bible, the following would have to be true:

 

All original language texts of the Bible have been demonstrated to contain errors.

 

Now, the only way you could know the message of God would be through “direct revelation from the Lord.”  Well, the Lord might do that for you but you would have no ground to stand on for either supporting or opposing as authoritative any original language text of the Bible and no ground to stand on for either supporting or opposing as authoritative any English translation of the Bible or any translation of the Bible in any language.  Therefore, you would have to leave the debate, never to return.

 

In conclusion, the fundamental problem of the anti KJV position is that it requires the rejection, USUALLY UNCONSCIOUS, of:

 

DIVINE ENDORSEMENT

 

 

SPECIAL MESSAGE TO PRO KJV PEOPLE

 

If you are debating with people who do not believe in divine endorsement – the doctrine that God has put his stamp of approval on some Bible – you are WASTING YOUR TIME!  You are playing a game of “biblical tic tac toe,” a game in which both sides are expert players and, therefore, a game in which neither side can ever win.  If you engage in such debates knowing that the opposition does not believe in divine endorsement, because you are wasting time, you are SINNING AGAINST THE LORD!